As you may have seen, a certain person who is a massive inspiration of mine and has a special place in my heart, George Shelley, recently posted a video online to clear speculations and rumours about his sexuality, in which he revealed he has had both girlfriends and boyfriends in the past. This post is inspired by him.
Within the video, which made my love and admiration for him grow even more (if that is at all possible), he discussed how being labelled as “straight”, “bi” or “gay” is now old fashioned and this is something I strongly agree with. Love is love and I don’t believe you can put a label on that. I hope with all my heart that in the future these labels will be forgotten. I hope that it won’t be front page headlines or massive shock to people when a celebrity does “come out”. I hope that in the future that being “straight” isn’t what is always assumed.
He also talks about how he only wants to be himself, which is the whole message of the video – being yourself. As cringey and as much of a cliché as it is, you only get one chance at life so why spend it trying to be or please anyone else but you? Something I have been trying my best with over the past year is trying not to worry what other people think, there’s always going to be that one person who won’t necessarily agree with you or like what you’re doing but who are they to stop you?
Posting a video online for millions of people to see, especially about such a personal subject, cannot be easy to do, which is why I applaud George for his braveness. The vulnerability and nervousness in his voice made my heart melt while watching the video and I honestly couldn’t be happier that he has finally found the confidence to let the world know how he really feels. George Shelley is one of the most beautiful, kind hearted people I have ever met. I wish him all the love, luck and happiness in the world. And if by any chance he does stumble upon this one day and decides to read it, keep being yourself… it’s what you do best.